They are out of base camp! It took an extra day, but they are on their way up the mountain. Joe called this morning from Camp 1 after traveling up the lower Kahiltna glacier through the night. They had to wind around a lot of crevasses to get there, but they are set up at…Details
Kelly called in from high camp after moving up on a reasonably nice day. They were settling in this evening melting snow for water and making some soup and dinner. Everyone did great today, and they are excited to be up at 17,200 ft. Click below to listen to Kelly’s call from high camp. [audio:http://mountaintrip.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/audio-post-2011-07-03-02-44-11.mp3|titles=Audio…Details
Karen called in this morning to say they were standing by and watching the weather this morning. They are ready to leave for the summit, but it was a bit windy this morning up at high camp. The winds are dropping a bit, so let’s hope they get a chance today!
The last Mountain Trip team of the 2011 Alaska season is off to a slow start. They woke up late last night to get ready to move up to Camp 1, and they were living in a cloud. It was raining… and there was very low visibility. They decided not to force it, and spend…
Jared called in this afternoon from Camp 2 at 11,200 ft. They got an early start this morning again, and were in camp before lunch time. It was a bit cloudy this morning, but improved as they moved up in altitude from 7,800 to over 11,000 ft. They are doing good, and moving really well…
Meerie called in this evening after a nice rest day. They are all doing great, and hoping to move to high camp tomorrow! She say’s hello to her family, and that she is doing well.
The quality of the call was much better tonight. Here’s Meerie’s call.[audio:http://mountaintrip.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/audio-post-2011-07-02-05-05-32.mp3|titles=Audio Post]
They woke up to winds, snow, and low visibility this morning, so did not go for the summit today. The weather improved a bit during the day, and they are looking forward to a nice day tomorrow. We’re hoping for a call that we can post still tonight.
Karen called from the June 12th team this evening. They are patiently waiting, eating Ramen for dinner, and hoping for a nice day tomorrow. Let’s send them good vibes, and best wishes for a good day.
Here’s Karen.[audio:http://mountaintrip.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/audio-post-2011-07-02-02-48-50.mp3|titles=Audio Post]
They got a bit of skiing in today, going back down to get their cache. Tomorrow they’ll climb up to put a cache in on the ridge at 16,400 ft, and hope to find some nice snow to ski on the way back down.
Here’s Durny’s evening call.[audio:http://mountaintrip.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/audio-post-2011-07-01-23-57-06.mp3|titles=Audio Post]
Marten called in today from our June 26th team. They are doing great and he says they are really enjoying the experience. They’ve been traveling by night, and sleeping most of the day, so it’s been difficult for them to keep track of what time it is, but they are having fun. Here’s the call.…